Popular Portland-area retailer Aries Apparel opens second location
New store grand opening is set for August 9th at Clackamas Town Center
CLACKAMAS, Ore. (July 27, 2012) – Aries Apparel, the only specialty female athletic apparel, equipment and accessories retailer in the Portland area will hold the grand opening of its newest location the week of August 6-12 at Clackamas Town Center.
As part of the grand opening celebration, Aries will celebrate with daily “Olympic deals” in honor of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The daily deals will feature each of Aries core sports, gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, swimming, softball, basketball, as well as fitness. There will also be numerous gifts with all purchases throughout the week. The grand opening daily specials and giveaways will also be available at the Tanasbourne location.
The new location offers girls and women of all athletic abilities the broadest year-round selection of sport-specific athletic apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories in addition to general workout wear. The Clackamas store is the second location for the Oregon-owned business. Aries Apparel opened its first location in Hillsboro in 2008 in response to a void in the local marketplace for a retail business focusing on the needs of the active female athlete from the recreational level to serious competitive athletes.
“We are so thrilled to open this new store. We have received so many comments from customers who have not heard of Aries and who are excited that we are here. Providing everything girls and women need for their sport year round is at the heart of our business,” said Aries Apparel Owner Diana Marsden. “With so many of our loyal customers residing on the eastside of the city it was important that our new location meet their needs; the Clackamas Town Center mall environment and freeway proximity made a perfect fit for the second Aries Apparel store.”
While the opening marks the second brick and mortar location, Aries Apparel hosts more than 80 pop-up stores at sports tournaments, clinics and competitions each year. More than 85 percent of Aries Apparel business is from repeat customer, many of them driving across the state to the original store in Hillsboro to find everything they need to play basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, lacrosse or enjoy dancing, swimming, walking, running or working out.
Aries Apparel carries everything a female athletes needs to play including sports bras, gloves, jewelry, headbands, scarves, socks, hats, water bottles and bags as well as sport-specific accessories such as goggles, kneepads, glove oil, braces and ankle guards and shin guards. Hundreds of athletic brands are found within the store including Nike, Asics, Puma, Danskin, Mizuno, Enell, Champion, Wilson, Moving Comfort, Speedo, Under Armour, Brooks, adidas, STX and Aries Apparel.
The new store is located at 12130 S 82nd Ave. #H143 in Happy Valley near REI, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am-9 pm and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and employs seven associates including manager Janice Kiser. Aries Apparel is also located at 1890 NW 188th Avenue in Hillsboro near Tanasbourne and online at AriesApparel.com
About Aries Apparel
Founded in 2008, Aries Apparel offers sport-specific athletic apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories for passionate, confident, and dynamic female athletes of all ages and skill levels. Aries Apparel is committed to serving female athletes and providing a premium consumer experience. A strong partner in the community, Aries sponsors many local female athletic clubs, leagues, school organizations and women's organizations. Visit Aries Apparel online at www.ariesapparel.com.